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Shania Twain: An Appreciation of Her Best Video Look

Circa age 8, I was a pretty gung-ho country-music fan. Before the genre had descended to its present, depressing lows, and a few years before I got my hands on <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> or <i>Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols</i> I was into Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, et al. And …

Shania Twain

Will Serena Make History at This Year’s U.S. Open?

Before the 136th edition of the U.S. Open even begins, it already occupies a special place in the hearts of American tennis diehards. This year marks the debut of the much-anticipated retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the tournament’s marquee venue and the biggest tennis stadium in the …

Serena Williams

Picasso, Matisse, O’Keeffe, and More: 10 Inspiring Artist Studios in Vogue

An artist’s workspace is sacred ground. It’s a safe space for their dreams and an incubator for their ideas. The studios that once belonged to artists like O’Keeffe, Picasso, and Bacon were the places where these visionaries lived most of their lives, interpreting and reinventing the world outside …

Henri Matisse

Picasso, Matisse, and More: 10 Inspiring Artist Studios in Vogue

Henri Matisse

Seriously Inspiring Vegetarian Cuisine From a “Hippie-Health-Minded” Nutritionist

Once upon a time a Swede, David Frenkiel, met a Dane, Luise Vindahl, in Rome. They fell in love (Roma spelled backward is <i>amor</i>, after all), made Stockholm their home, and, anticipating becoming three (little Elsa was on the way), started documenting their vegetarian culinary experiments. These …

Nutrition

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Pirelli Calendar Starring Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander, and Co.

You’ve come a long way, baby. The once conventionally titillating Pirelli Calendar has embraced a whole new world—titillating in a very different, more cerebral sense of the word. Recall last year how Annie Leibovitz featured the likes of Yoko Ono and Patti Smith, and one of the only calendar girls …

Kate Winslet

Beyoncé vs. Adele: Two VMAs Beauty Icons Face Off!

Perhaps no two performers have had a better year than Beyoncé and Adele, who not only lead the pack at tonight’s MTV VMAs in total nominations, but have entirely mastered the art of the onstage beauty signature—the sort of iconic looks that carefully toe the line between off-beat and …

Adele

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: FKA twigs, Beyoncé, and More

This week’s best beauty Instagrams flooded our feeds with the type of textured manes that come only from sun and salt water. FKA twigs lounged on a boat in Ibiza, where photographer Mert Alas captured her updated take on the seaworthy mermaid: metallic shades, cherry red lips, and thick silver …

Beyoncé

These Chart-Topping Musicians Prove That Not All Swedes Are Minimalists

Flamboyance is largely a foreign concept in Sweden, where the <i>jante law</i>, a concept that prioritizes collective, over individual, effort and expression, is very much in place. This emphasis on fitting in goes some way toward explaining the appeal of s slinimalism in Scandinavia. Simple shapes in …

Sweden

In Clea DuVall’s The Intervention, The Big Chill Meets But I’m a Cheerleader

“<i>The Big Chill</i> was a really big movie for me as a kid,” the actress, writer, and now director Clea DuVall tells me by phone. “I didn’t totally understand what was going on, but I really liked how it made me feel. I felt very included.”<p>We’re on the subject because DuVall’s directorial debut, <i>The</i></i> …

Cheerleading

Rihanna Reinvents the Boyfriend Jean

After season upon season of skinny jeans paired with edgy boots and sky-high heels, the boyfriend jean is back. The slightly slouchy, effortlessly stylish staple once relegated to moving day or DIY project at home has seen a renaissance, thanks to stylish stars like fashion’s favorite chameleon, …

Rihanna

15 Things You Probably Had at Your Circa-2000s VMA Party

Remember when you used to mark the Video Music Awards on your calendar and get excited to stay up late at your friend’s house actually watching the awards live? Do you know where you were when Britney kissed Madonna; when Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford scaled the stage’s set as …

Rage Against the Machine

From Carolyn Murphy to Daria Strokous: The 11 Best Design Instagrams of the Week

This week, models, It girls, and fashion royalty set off on one last jaunt around the world before being called back to New York City for the madness that is Fashion Week. Carolyn Murphy curled up next to a pile of books in the attic (her “favorite spot” in her house), while makeup artist …

Design

Rihanna’s 10 Best Music Video Beauty Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards this weekend will be full of surprises, but one sure thing is that Rihanna will take home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. It’s an honor that celebrates the singer’s culture-shifting, career-spanning contribution to the genre. For each banger she has turned out …

Rihanna

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kanye West

It’s official: This Sunday, the MTV Video Music Awards will return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and as a source from the show has confirmed, producers are giving Kanye West four minutes to do virtually whatever he wants onstage, with no prior inclination as to what the award-winning …

Kanye West

The Braid Brigade! 10 Pretty Plaits Good Enough for Sunday Brunch

With the siren call of back-to-school polish coming to a crescendo—all while the humidity index is soaring off the charts—the Instagram set is getting creative with braided styles that polish up a steamy head of waves.<p>Spotted fly-fishing in Wyoming, Karlie Kloss refashioned her slept-in layers into …

Karlie Kloss

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Getting Matchy-Matchy on Summer Holiday With Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Although these cooler nights may herald summer’s imminent end, plenty of our Instagram followers are just now embracing one of the season’s biggest trends: matching with one’s surroundings. Take Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, whose recent maritime-inspired ensemble perfectly suited a seaside excursion to …

Summer Vacation

How This Fashion Zine Become a Cult Afropunk Keepsake

In a world where music-festival style has become crowded with fashion clichés, Afropunk, the annual celebration of music, arts, and black culture held at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, has proven to be in a class of its own. From the regal crowns of dip-dyed locs through the sweeping hemlines of …

Festival Style

On and Off the Stage, Rihanna Has Always Been a Style Vanguard

When it was announced that Rihanna would be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, everyone recognized that she was a befitting recipient. After all, the visionary performer has been setting the visual tone of pop music ever since she went from …

Rihanna

There Has Been No Better Time to Embrace the Fashion Faux Pas of Britney Spears

Few have had more fashion faux pas than Britney Spears. Looking back at her most interesting outfits is a trip through everything you probably <i>shouldn’t</i> do when getting dressed: Wearing matchy-matchy denim getups with your boyfriend, belly-baring Catholic school uniforms, and thong-exposing denim …

Britney Spears

Here’s Another Really Good Reason to Steal Your Boyfriend’s Clothes

If you’ve ever worn a piece of your significant other’s clothing, you’ve probably caught a whiff of them, too. And as it turns out, taking a big whiff is one way to tell exactly where you’re at in your relationship: things on the rocks? Maybe that borrowed shirt, with its undertones of sweat and …

Style

Keeping Up With Kanye: The Artist’s Best MTV VMA Looks

’Ye. Yeezy. The Louis Vuitton Don. These are just a few of the monikers given to millennial Renaissance man Kanye West. And though he may have added the titles designer and artist to his résumé, it’s his music that speaks to his audience the most. If recent reports are true, then fans are in for a …

Kanye West

Serena Williams, Monica Puig, and More Tennis Stars Share The Winning Beauty Staples They Can’t Live Without

The hushed appeal of high-stakes tennis, on display at the U.S. Open starting next week, reverberates far beyond the court’s crisp white lines and deep into living rooms, where HD televisions transmit every furrowed brow, every sigh of relief—and every flash of cherry-red nail polish. Sure, to …

Women's Sports

Tika Sumpter May Play Michelle Obama On-Screen, But Her Red Carpet Maternity Style Is All Her Own

Listen up: There are no limitations on pregnancy style. These days you can look sporty, bohemian, or even edgy while pregnant—and no one gets that better than Tika Sumpter. The star of <i>Southside With Me</i> has been making her way through the film’s press tour in an array of looks that defy any …

Michelle Obama

From the Afropunk Stage to Concert Halls, Kelsey Lu’s Style Is as Experimental as Her Sound

When singer and cellist Kelsey Lu speaks about fashion, it’s within the most emphatic of terms. On the eve of her first Afropunk appearance this Sunday, Lu, as she prefers to be called, breathlessly breaks down her childhood passion for dressing up to attend Jehovah’s Witness meetings in her …

Style

How the Merch Gets Made—A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kanye West’s Pop-Up Shops

Chances are your Instagram feed was flooded last night with golden-lit snaps from the first night of Kanye West’s Saint Pablo tour. The easy takeaway from the many floating stage pictures is that West knows how to create a mood, how to quite literally set the stage to show off his many talents in …

Kanye West

All the World’s a Red Carpet When You Dress the Part

The MTV Video Music Awards has played host to a whole chorus line of outrageous red carpet fashion moments, and this year’s ceremony on Sunday night is sure to carry a similar tune. The music industry has without fail found new and interesting ways to turn the dial up a notch on styling—or in some …

Red Carpet

Jessica Alba, Emily Blunt, and More Prove Why Sunglasses and Nude Lips Are the Perfect Pairing

If you’re the kind of girl who can’t wait for sweater weather to break out fresh knits and dive into a darker makeup palette, the street style set has a message for you: Put down the bordeaux lipstick, head outside, and drink in the last golden moments of summer with a split-second makeup …

Jessica Alba

5 Times Emily Ratajkowski Was Instagram’s Reigning Queen of the Six-Pack

It’s been a season of crop tops and six-packs, but only Emily Ratajkowski could usher the term <i>ab crack</i> to its rightful place alongside zeitgeist-y descriptors like <i>belfie</i>.<p>What’s interesting about Ratajkowski’s rock-hard midriff moments—replete with a supernatural vertical line down the middle—is …

Why Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke’s Photoshop-Free Lingerie Shoot Matters

Even the healthiest, fittest, most confident people can be reduced to emotional rubble by the sight of a supermodel in lingerie. There they are, lolling atop fresh linens, with nary a love handle or a skin ripple in sight. It’s easy to forget that that’s all an illusion—even supermodels have …

Lingerie